Jul 31, 2004 9:46am
Re: newie bod thickie question
Hi again, Scott.
Using smartftp, (or most any ftp client, you can resume a download if you get disconnected, withoout having to start over. On a slow connection, that's reason enough,or with a large file.
Also,you can queue a download,and have the files downbload one at a time automatically.. (if you use mozilla,this function is sort of built in)
It's a little faster to download by ftp. Very little, but it is faster usually than http.
If you use the URL watcher function in smartftp, it will automatically connect to an ftp address that you copy to the clipboard, so it can be pretty much as easy as right clicking and downloading.
Some shows are only readily available by ftp...
Most people who upload to archive.org use an ftp client to do so... not sure if there is a really convenient way to do it otherwise. (anyone?)
Otherwise, there's really no big difference.
The file you end up with will be the same.
This post was modified by glenn on 2004-07-31 16:46:01